Archived: Auckland Live Summer in the Square

Free entertainment, activities and events for everyone at Aotea Square

Auckland’s biggest backyard party is returning to Aotea Square this summer with free entertainment, activities and events for everyone.

Mark your diaries for K-Pop performances, Touch Compass’ 20th anniversary dance extravaganza and much, much more.

If relaxing’s your thing, grab a deckchair and chill to the sounds of DJs and the best summer music lineup in the city.

Event Programme

DJ Pennie Black “Goths at the Beach” 
Wednesday 17 Jan, 1pm - 5pm

Pennie Black, former programme director at 95bFM, now rock’n’roll music manager, DJ and party planner, introduces a healthy dose of good times, gloom and glam. 

Shenandoah Davis (USA) 
Thursday 18 Jan, 12.30pm - 1.15pm

Seattle-based singer-songwriter-pianist Shenandoah Davis has shared stages with Laura Marling, Martha Wainwright, Angel Olsen, Perfume Genius and many more. 

Classical Weekend
Friday 19 - Sunday 21 Jan

This weekend we have the perfect symphony of musical talent, classic experiences and orchestral bliss. Come and be serenaded by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Young Achievers, the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and New Zealand Opera and so much more.  And no Auckland Live classical weekend would be complete without offering a sneak peek inside the Auckland Town Hall Organ.

Folk Week
Monday 22 - Thursday 25 Jan

Auckland Live is celebrating 45 years of the Auckland Folk Festival, right here in Aotea Square. On the main stage there will be performances by some of New Zealand’s finest folk musicians including Flip Grater, Fables, and Reb Fountain. During the week, Aotea Square will be home to New Zealand’s smallest music venue, Tiny Town, with surprise performances waiting inside.

Peter Baecker’s 80’s Dance Party (Austria) 
Friday 26 Jan, 6pm - 9pm

The silver-suited, metre-high mohawked 80’s dance instructor travels the world bringing Spandex and joy to anyone who needs a smile and a dance. 

Enenra - The Groove Sessions  
Saturday 27 Jan, 1pm - 5pm

A healthy blend of dub, jazz, funk, and soul grooves selected and mixed by Enenra, accompanied by bursts of live energy from guest musicians throughout the afternoon.

Afro Beats party
Saturday 27 Jan, 7pm – 10pm

The Afro Beats party at Aotea Square brings you DJ ORIKoL and her #JustGetDown dance floor entertainment platform, featuring Triplelan, the local King of Ndombolo and his band.

Contact details

Aotea Square
50 Mayoral Drive
12 Jan - 4 Feb